Watermelon Days Hot Air Balloon Festival
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ambegador
N 31° 57.726 W 083° 45.215
17R E 239758 N 3539546
Quick Description: Inaugural Hot Air Balloon Festival for Annual Watermelon Days Festivities in Cordele, GA
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 11/4/2020 5:59:08 PM
Waymark Code: WM13C21
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
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Long Description:
Sponsored by the Cordele-Crisp Chamber of Commerce. From the web site: The Watermelon Days Festival, the oldest festival in the state of Georgia is held annually in June and includes events for the whole family!

The Watermelon Days Festival is the oldest festival in the state of Georgia and offers over thirty activities during the month long celebration of the fruit, which has made us so famous. We hold the festival to honor the farmer’s, growers, brokers and buyers, which has a huge economic impact to Cordele-Crisp County. This is a family and friends festival with something for everyone!

Our title “Watermelon Capital of the World” was challenged in the early 90’s by Hope, Arkansas and Hempstead, Texas. The competition was tough, but Cordele-Crisp County proved that we truly have the best melons anywhere and proudly retained our title. Our melons were judged as the crispiest, juiciest and sweetest. This is due to the hot, dry nights and the type of soil in our county. Over 200 million pounds of melons are grown and shipped from our community each year. The watermelon festival and watermelon industry are a tremendous economic engine for our community.

We hope you will come and check out our sweet slice of life!

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In 2016 they sponsored a hot air balloon festival as part of the overall activities, hoping to make it an annual event also.
Date(s): From: 6/9/2017 To: 6/11/2017

Number of Balloons in Attendence: 20

Visit Instructions:
Attend the festival.
Give the name of the event.
Post the coordinates of the launch field.
Give the city, state/prov, and country.
Tell us the number of balloons participating.
Post the associated website if available and/or the organizing group.

Post a picture of yourself with one of the pilots, crew, volunteers, or in front of one of the balloons involved with the rally. (Pilots and crew are usually very approachable and willing to help.)
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